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August 30, 2021

Katherine Solar Farm – Battery Energy Storage System, Australia

By Carmen

The Katherine Solar Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is a 6,000kW energy storage project located in Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia. The rated storage capacity of the project is 2,900kWh.

The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Katherine Solar Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Eni, Epuron Pty and Island Green Power UK.

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation, peak shaving and demand response.

Contractors involved

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Eni, Epuron Pty and Island Green Power UK are the developers.

British Solar Renewables is the EPC contractor for the project.

Additional information

The battery will use smart technology to smooth fluctuations in generation (ramp-rate control) and manage energy supply according to local demand (frequency response), reducing strain on the grid.

About Eni

Eni SpA (Eni) is an integrated oil and gas company that discovers, explores, develops and produces crude oil, natural gas and condensates. The company also involved in supply, trading and shipping of natural gas, LNG, electricity and fuels. It has operations in Italy, Cyprus, the UK, Portugal, Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Nigeria, Russia, Venezuela and other countries. Through its refineries, Eni processes crude oil and other oil-based feedstock to produce fuels, lubricants and allied products. It commercializes these products through wholesalers and retail networks. The company has properties across Italy, Other European Union, Rest of Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa. Eni is headquartered in Rome, Italy.

About Epuron Pty

Epuron Pty Ltd (Epuron), formerly Taurus Energy Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Epuron Holding GmbH & Co KG, is a renewable energy company that develops wind and solar energy projects. The company provides resource monitoring and assessment for wind and solar energy projects including data capture and management, and hardware installation and maintenance. It offers development services such as site finding, conceptual design, site assessment, landowner and community relations, and development consents. Epuron provides pre construction services including wind resource and yield assessment, site layouts, equipment selection and tendering, and others. The company also offers technical commercial management services of solar projects including operational performance monitoring, and operation and maintenance management. It serves across Australia. Epuron is headquartered in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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